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connection

noun
 
 
/kəˈnekʃən/
[C] a relationship between two things, ideas, etc.: connection between sth and sth a study of the connection between pay and performance
[C or U] INTERNET, IT, COMMUNICATIONS a way of joining users to a system, such as the internet or a phone system: a(n) internet/broadband/wireless connection Could you speak up, please? This is a very bad connection. The electricity company promises connection for new customers within 48 hours.
[C] TRANSPORT a plane, train, etc. that leaves at a suitable time for you to take it to continue your journey after travelling on another plane, train, etc.: We missed our connection and had to stay overnight at an airport hotel.
connections [plural] important people who you know and who can help and advise you: Through his father's connections he got a job with a bank in the City.
connections [plural] TRANSPORT road, rail, etc. systems between one place and another: Improved road and rail connections have benefited the area greatly.
(Definition of connection from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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